BENTEK’s new NGL Supply Report bridges the three-month raw-mix data gap between EIA and current production levels without a time lag

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

BENTEK’s modeled U.S. raw-mix production data from the NGL Supply Report is more than 98% accurate or within 40 Mb/d of the EIA’s most recently reported data. In addition, the report’s ethane production model is 99% accurate compared to the most recent EIA data, missing total U.S. production by just 11 Mb/d. The NGL Supply Report provides a weekly assessment of U.S. and Canadian raw-mix NGL production, including purity product supply to fractionators, regional ethane rejection and fractionation price spreads.

News from this week’s edition of the NGL Supply Report:

According to the NGL Supply Report, the ethane/propane price mix at Conway, KS, fell to less than $0.02 per gallon on July 10, the lowest price in more than seven years. Ethane prices in Mt. Belvieu, TX, have fallen 65% since January 2012, averaging $0.32 per gallon last week. Extremely low ethane prices in both markets and climbing week-over-week natural gas prices led to ethane fractionation spreads falling across all regions to Conway and Mt. Belvieu. As a result, last week 52 Mb/d of ethane was rejected in the Midcontinent and 74 Mb/d was rejected in the Rockies.

BENTEK’s NGL Supply Report tracks:

• Daily and weekly U.S. and Canadian raw-mix production by PADD and purity product

• Ethane rejection and fractionation spreads by PADD

• Regional flows and analysis on market dynamics

• Raw-mix storage and fractionation in the U.S. and Canada

• Pipeline projects for raw-mix NGL pipelines in the U.S., including new builds and expansions

• Purity product supply to fractionators in the U.S. by PADD and for Canada


BENTEK’s NGL Market Monitor provides an extensive resource for NGL production, prices and infrastructure in the U.S. This report includes industry highlights, prices, purity product spreads and estimated petrochemical margins for the five major NGLs: ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane and natural gasoline.

BENTEK’s NGL Databank Suite tracks natural gas processing developments and NGL production in the U.S. and Canada, including detailed information on individual plant throughput.

To learn more, please contact your BENTEK sales representative or call BENTEK Sales at 1-888-251-1264.